Shear Inc. is a 35-year family owned corporation with interests and projects throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and California.
Soon after he and his partners sold their majority interest in Rainbow Resources Inc. to Williams Companies in 1978, Chuck Shear left Williams and returned to his childhood town of Grand Junction, Colorado. He started Shear Inc. to work on some small projects in the Piceance Basin and it grew from there. Chuck’s sons Quint and Blake have taken over majority ownership in 2012 and Quint currently serves as President. Chuck stays active with the organization and serves as Chairman of the Board.
Shear Inc. has four subsidiary companies in the oil and gas industry and housing development.
Chairman SHEAR, INC
Chuck has over 50 years of Landman experience including acquisitions, divestitures, leases, exchanges, joint ventures and drilling partnerships. Chuck started his career with Shell Oil Company and had worked with Inexco Oil Co., a co-founder of B & C Exploration Co., a principal in Mustang Drilling & Exploration CO. and a principal in Rainbow Resources, Inc. where he served as Vice-President of Land and a Director. In 1979 after the sale of Rainbow to the Williams Companies Chuck moved to Grand Junction, CO. where he is involved in all aspects of leasing, prospect generation, and exploration.
Chuck earned his Associate in Business Administration from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO and his Business Administration Degree from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO.
He is a member of American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen and Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association and is a Certified Professional Landman.
President SHEAR, INC
Quintin (Quint) Shear is President of Shear Inc. located in Grand Junction, Colorado. Shear Inc. is a family owed company that has been in western Colorado for over 30 years. They are involved in exploration, land services and own oil and gas investments throughout the Rocky Mountains States, North Dakota, Kansas and California. Quint also serves as Manager for Sunnyside Production Services, LLC, and Western Canyon Homes LLC.
Quint is a Colorado native living in Grand Junction, CO with his wife Shari. In 1987 he graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BBA in Finance and management. He is also a 1999 graduate of Western CUNA Management School.
Prior to changing from the roll as board member to President of Shear Inc. he spent over 25 years in the banking industry most recently as a Vice President of Bank of the West in the Grand Junction Market. He has also served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Western Rockies Federal Credit Union and President of Joint District 50 Federal Credit Union.
Quint’s activities in the community include serving as current President of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, a member of Mesa County Search and Rescue, Colorado Mesa University Foundation board member, member of the Grand Junction Chamber Energy Committee, Past President of the Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association Board and Past President and current member of the Grand Junction Redlands Rotary.
Quint is a Member of the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen and a Registered Petroleum Landman with the American association of Petroleum Landmen.
Charles Shear Chairman
Quint Shear President
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Quint Shear states when elected president and chairman of the board of the Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association, a Grand Junction-based trade group of energy producers, contractors and vendors.
“With proper planning, energy and ranching and recreation can and should coexist, and this message is something I’ll bring to my tenure as president of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association,”
While helping to develop the region’s resources, Chuck Shear has been active in a variety of community causes, said Kathy Hall, who has known Shear for more than 30 years.
Chuck Shear “was extremely instrumental in the establishment of hospice and building the care center” for Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, Hall said. Shear also has been a longtime member of the board of Community Hospital, she said.
“The Shears have been involved with The Art Center for several years, helping to introduce it and its programs to many local corporations,” Silverman said.
Shear, Inc. was nominated by Camille Silverman, executive director of The Western Colorado Center for the Arts (WCCA). The Shears have been instrumental in funding many projects at The Art Center, including the exterior renovation of the building in 2009. They’ve also been involved in a variety of guest artist exhibitions over the years, and they have served on The Art Center board from 2011 – 2014 along with holding a position on the board development committee.
“This award covers the cost of tuition and fees but is about a whole lot more than a scholarship,” said Quint Shear, president of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, who was also along for the visit. “The Colorado Energy Scholar Award Series was created to showcase the skills, talents and hard work of western Colorado’s science- and community-minded students. President Foster and I believed this type of award deserved more than just a phone call or email so we drove up to tell Ms. Preble in person.”